Clear and Present Danger: Are We on the Eve of War With North Korea?

Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently said that North Korea's advancing nuclear missile programs present the most urgent threat to U.S. national security. In fact, he said they're a "clear and present danger."

"That is war talk. When you have the Defense Secretary saying 'clear and present danger' that is law talk for a reason to go to war," Glenn said Wednesday on radio.

The U.S. reportedly has three aircraft carrier groups off the coast of North Korea.

"Anytime we have ever launched a strike of any kind where the country is near water, we have had three aircraft carrier groups in the area. That's the only time that has happened in our past," Glenn said.

Consulting Jason Buttrill, head researcher/writer for The Glenn Beck Program and former intelligence analyst, Glenn asked about this telling move.

"Can you think of a way that this ends well?" Glenn asked.

"No, not at all," Jason replied.

Based on the language used by Secretary Mattis, Jason believes the U.S. could very well be setting up for a preemptive strike.

"We have not seen this kind of buildup except on the eve of war. And it's not good . . . it could change the entire world overnight," Glenn said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: By the way, I don't know if you saw this: Defense Secretary Mattis said that North Korea's advancing nuclear missile programs were the most urgent threat to national security. In fact, yesterday he said, quote, they're a clear and present danger. That is war talk.

When you have the Defense Secretary saying, "Clear and present danger," that is -- that's law talk for a reason to go to war.

We have three aircraft carrier groups now off the coast of North Korea. The only time that we can find, that we have ever put three aircraft carrier groups together was right before the Gulf War. And before that, I think it was Bosnia. Any time we have ever launched a strike of any kind where the country is near water, we have had three aircraft carrier groups in the area. That's the only time that has happened in our past.

Hopefully, this is nothing to see here. But with that and Mattis saying clear and present danger, the world could change overnight.

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GLENN: Jason, can you give me an update on the aircraft carriers in North Korea.

JASON: So we now have three that are hovering around the Korean Peninsula. Hasn't been seen since every other time we've actually gone to war. Kosovo, First Iraq War, Second Iraq War. That's the kind of troop movement and buildup we're seeing.

GLENN: We don't have -- I want to make sure this is clear: We don't have three aircraft carriers in a region unless we're going to war. That's the pattern.

JASON: Historically.

GLENN: Okay.

What about the Secretary of Defense saying yesterday that North Korea is a clear and present danger?

JASON: Sounds like they're setting up a preemptive action to me.

GLENN: Can you think of a way that this ends well?

JASON: No. Not at all.

GLENN: Leon, when I was in -- when Pat and I were in Baltimore, we used to call the pizza places around the Pentagon. Do you remember this, Pat? The pizza places --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: We knew that when the pizza places would say tons of pizzas ordered for the Pentagon last night -- this was before the internet or anything. This was like 1989, we knew that when the pizza places were delivering at night, we were on the eve or a couple of days away from war.

Any sign that you have seen that this is going to end really horribly?

JASON: It's extremely difficult to predict, you know, anything pertaining to Korea. You know, their thought processes are not kind of in keeping with our traditional kind of game theory is. This is part of what makes it so difficult to react to them rationally. So we hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

GLENN: We have -- we have not seen this kind of buildup, except on the eve of war. And it's not good. And it could change -- it could change the entire world overnight.

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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